Ed Roberts

















Ed Roberts, 74, of Center, passed away Sunday, May 7, 2017, in Shreveport, Louisiana.  
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 10, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, May 11, 2017, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Stewart Lowe officiating.  Military honors graveside service will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center under the direction of VFW Post 8904.
Mr. Roberts was born May 29, 1942, in Glendale, California.  He served in the United States Army.  Mr. Roberts retired from Center Police Department after 38 years of service.  He was a member of the Center Volunteer Fire Department, Christian Motorcycle Association, and for the last 30+ years, he was “Santa Rides A Motorcycle”.  Mr. Roberts was known for helping with numerous community projects.  As a hobby, he enjoyed woodworking.
He is survived by
Eddie Roberts, Jr. of Nacogdoches
David Roberts of Sugar Land
Cindy Roberts of San Antonio
Madeline Roberts of Sugar Land
Katherine Roberts of Sugar Land
Brothers and Sisters:
David Roberts of Center
Mike Roberts of Kentucky
Lorelei Roberts of Shelbyville
Teenah Darrow of Massachusetts
Delbert Roberts of Shelbyville
Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends
Preceded in death by
Wife: Patricia Roberts
Father: Earl Ellis Roberts
Mother: Dovie Roberts
Sister: Virginia Copeland
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that everyone bring a toy for the “Santa Rides A Motorcycle” toy drive in honor of Mr. Roberts.
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at


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